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was significantly below 137 knots and we're not talking about a few knots. >> reporter: this morning the ntsb will continue to analyze the damage strewn along the runway of the san francisco international airport. the boeing 777 was ending a ten-hour flight from cork korea the tail broke off. people are still haunted by those terrifying moments. >> i felt i was dying. >> reporter: two 16-year-old girls were thrown from the plane and killed. more than a dozen survivors remain hospitalized this morning. several are in critical condition. >> the most serious injuries were the one that were the combination of abdominal industries. >> reporter: ben levy walked away with minor injuries. >> my injuries are bruised ribs and torn ligaments inside. >> reporter: he considers himself lucky after a flight where doctors say it's a miracle so many survived. later today we are expecting to hear from the coroner about the two teens killed in the crash. meanwhile here at the airport, things are slowly getting back to normal. the faa is estimating delays around 15 minutes. danielle leigh, brian? >> thank you ve
hotel. i like hotel. i need a bath. >> earlier today, ntsb chairwoman deborah hersman said the investigation into what exactly happened on asiana's flight 214 is just beginning. joining me now, nbc news correspondent, tom castillo. tom covers aviation and has been reporting on this story since the crash. and tom, what do we know about the possible array of possible causes at this moment in the crash? >> reporter: well, let me set the scene for you here. behind me is the remains of flight 214. sitting out there on runway 28 left. you can see that, well, in a minute you're going to see planes have been coming and going right by it all day. what we know now is that there were three captains onboard that plane, as well as a first officer. and one of those three captains was training to -- training may not be the exact precise language -- but was in his final hours of learning how to fly the 777. now, he had flown many other aircraft for some time including the 747. he had 10,000 hours of experience, but only 43 on the 777 and he was on his first approach attempt ever to san fra
with the latest on the crash. >> the california ntsb was leader in hours and joined by the washington, dc team overnight with a chance to get out there with a preliminary look at the investigation now is well underway. they say the two black boxes have been involved in very good condition. they have been thrown back to washington, dc, are being analyzed to guide the investigation. they say when you look at the wreckage, it is amazing so many people walked away from the crash unharmed. listen to a survivor. he tells quite story. >> the plane was cracked on the right-hand side and we managed to on the door. there were no slides. i could see debris but it looks like the wings were broken. >>reporter: the two victims were two teen girls from china, these fares on their way to los angeles through san francisco as part of a summer camp. their bodies found outside of the plan. we have fought been told what caused their deaths much the rest of the group did survive the crash and is here if san francisco. there are a number of people being treated at nine different area hospitals. there are a number of
of the victims may have been struck by an emergency vehicle responding to the crash and ntsb officials said they have reviewed surveillance footage but do not want to make a conclusion until they examine all of the evidence. for the latest on that developing story and more, we go to claudia cowan, standing by at the san francisco airport. claudia. >> reporter: good evening, eric. a federal investigator has spent the past few hours talking to the pilots and the flight crew and those interviews will be critical, by all accounts, no problems with the airplane until just seconds before it crash landed on saturday. also recovered some of the wreckage that wound up in san francisco bay, including what they are calling a significant piece of the tail, which is believed to have hit the ground first. specifically the seawall at the front edge of the runway. investigators with the national transportation safety board say the landing went from routine to disaster in less than 10 seconds. >> they were cleared to land by the towers. and then there was the accident sequence and the subsequent launch of t
not pay attention to the air speed? because the ntsb is saying that the air speed on this aircraft really fell dangerously low. generally you want to hit the end of that runway, you want to come in just like this united airlines flight is coming in right now. you want to come in at about 137 knots and notice that he is touching down almost where the remains of flight 214 are right now. they were coming in at 103 knots. not 137 knots. 103 was their lowest speed just seconds before they hit the end of the pier here. when they hit the sea barrier wall. so the question investigators are asking is, how could that happen? generally the co-pilot is supposed to be watching the air speed and the decent scent rate. was it one captain thinking the other one was watching the air speed and the other thinking the other one had it in there's question about that. they're interviewing the crew in korean and english. there's another tragic twist to the whole story. that is as firefighters responded with a full emergency response on saturday, the fire department says it now believes one of its responding ri
house live at san francisco international airport right now. what are we learning from the ntsb, the national transportation safety board, adam? reporter: john, they're confirming what a lot of eyewitnesses said t was coming in low and slow. they gave out basically a timeline that really describes the last seven seconds. everything seemed fine when it was on short final and cleared to land here in san francisco. but seven seconds out the crew first realized they were coming in too slow. over the course of the next seven seconds it evolves to the point where the, the handles shaking the way they fly the plane of course. they tried to abort the landing but it was too late. as a part of that the crew has given a couple of details so far but the ntsb plans on meeting with crew today, speaking with them as well as as the pilots. but earlier today, on fox news channel they were talking about, that talking about the plans for this investigation to go forward by talking with the crew. take a listen. >> so we do want to interview all four of those pilots. we want to understand who was th
one of them may have been hit by an arriving fire engine. on the ground, ntsb investigators have been walking the length of the runway inspecting a scattered trail of debris. the landing gear sheered from the fuselage and the interior of the plane itself, oxygen masks hanging, seats twisted and broken. >> the lower portion of the tail cone is in the rocks at the seawall. and there was a significant piece of the tail of this aircraft that was in the water. >> reporter: we learned that the pilot new to flying the 777 and his training pilot allowed their air speed to drop well below the 137 knot target for landing as they descended quickly. three seconds before the crash, the plane was stalling at just 103 knots. not a mistake you expect from veterans. >> there was a lack of interaction between the two pilots. the pilot that was actually manipulating the flight controls and a pilot who should be monitoring air speed and altitude and sync rate. >> reporter: the ntsb says it wasn't until four seconds before the crash there were any system warnings of a stall. investigators plan to intervie
, what are you learning? >> we got special access a little while back to a ntsb training center in virginia where they investigate plane crashes all over the united states. there is one small team there dedicated to figuring out why people live and die in plane crashes. >> oh, my god. >> it looks unsurvivable. yet almost everyone did survive. >> i feel very lucky and blessed that we were able to get those people out in that time. >> the lesson, according to experts, you can make it out of even a horrific crash alive. part of the ntsb's elite go team of investigators sent to san francisco is a group looking at how people survive plane crashes. >> this is all about impact. >> yeah. >> this is bailout blunt force, g force. >> we got exclusive access to their training center in 2009 and spoke to nora marshall, who led the human performance and survival factors division of the ntsb. >> tell me about the myth and how you want to dispel it. >> one of the myths is if you're involved in an airplane accident, you're not going to survive, and we know that's not true. >> one key reason you
microclimates all over the place. could have been different down there. >> stephanie: the ntsb chairwoman. >> the approach speed was 137 knots and the question was whether or not we had the lowest speed that the crew achieved. i will tell you that the speed was significantly below 137 knots and we're not talking about a few knots. >> they were coming in too slow. >> stephanie: then we were saying didn't they ask for a do over but it was seven seconds -- >> it was 1.5 seconds before impact. >> stephanie: the ntsb chairwoman. >> the call from one of the crew members to increase speed was made approximately seven seconds prior to impact. a call to initiate a go around occurred 1.5 seconds before impact. >> stephanie: yeah. seems a skosh too late. >> well, you're supposed to flair about 1,000 yards into the runway. something like that. and they did that way too early obviously because the tail section hit the seawall and clipped it right off. >> stephanie: much more of the latest on this whole san francisco tragedy as we continue on "the stephanie miller show." >> did anyone tell the pilgrims
. ntsb analyzing air traffic control records, weather and the crew's action from data recorders aboard the plane. phil lebeau live in san francisco and has a lot more. >> reporter: a lot of questions regarding the experience of the pilot in charge of the controls over asiana flight 214. here what happe here's what we know according to the south korean transport ministry. the pilot at controls was in training, essential lil transition training to be certified in the 777. you need 43 -- he has 43 hours of flight time with 777. according to asiana, you need 60 hours of flight time as well as ten take-offs and landings 0 to qualify as a 777 captain he does have almost 10,000 flight hours on other aircraft. asiana 214's data recorder show no mechanical issues before the crash and in fact, the crews did not issue any kind of distress warning. the ntsb, by the way, needed to interview those asiana pilots which think hope to do today. >> we have to remember, there's two people in the cockpit and that's -- there's a reason why we have that, we want to have some safety redundancy, we want to hav
's just running. >> this afternoon, ntsb chairwoman debora hersman says investigators plan to interview the pilots tomorrow and she had this to say about the current state of the investigation. >> they're now reviewing manuals in training. they're working to conduct 72-hour work rest histories. and those 72-hour histories are really lacking at the pilot's flight duty time, their rest opportunities, and the activities that have taken place in the days leading up to the crash. in our investigations, we're often looking for things that might affect human performance, like fatigue, like illnesses or medication, like health issues. and so, we will be looking at all of those things to see if there are any impacts on their ability to perform their jobs. >> joining me now, pilot and aviation lawyer, arthur walt. arthur, thanks for being here. i don't remember a case like this of such catastrophic consequences, where on the tip of everybody's tongue, even if they're not saying it, seem to be the words, "pilot error." at this early stage, is that your assessment? >> yes, there's no question about
is aviation safety expert peter goelz, a former managing director of the n.t.s.b. from 1959 to 2000. peter goelz, what are your principal concerns as you look at what happened in this crash. >> well, i think chairman hersman knows what she's talking about. this is going to be looked at for years to come as kind of a classic crew resource issue. how could you have two well trained crew members allowing their approach speed to bleed off to such a low level that the aircraft's stall warning goes off? it is really quite inexplicable. >> woodruff: literally inexplicable. are you saying there's no explanation for why that would have happened? >> well, you have two trained people. there's three things you need to do. you need to watch your speed. you need to watch your altitude. watch your attitude. this was not just a slight degradation of speed. this was down to 100 knots. 34 knots below their approach speed. it really is... if the flying pilot was not monitoring it, the nonflying pilot should have been. >> woodruff: and when you say that the... and we heard deborah hersman speak about they're
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. but, again, that needs to be, you know, finalized by the ntsb. and we're very early in the investigation. but it does not appear as though there is a design defect, malfunction, anything related to the manufacturing of this 777. and as a result, i think you're going to see little, if any, reaction in terms of the stock of boeing and the long-term implications for boeing. >> the interesting thing here, phil, is -- i don't know a lot about planes. but, you know there's enough systems on board planes theoretically these planes should be able to land themselves. to have an accident like this where it was just too low and not going fast enough seems extraordinary. >> reporter: it does seem extraordinary. we take for granted that when pilots are flying planes, the assumption that many of us make is, well, he puts it on autopilot and just glides it right into the airport. and that's not always the case. at the end of the day, you want your pilot to be able to maneuver the airplane, to make the changes that are necessary. and not just glide the plane in. again, it's so early
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